As of 7/6/18, most locations will close at 9pm on Friday, 8pm on Saturday and Sunday, and Kids Stuff will close at 7pm on Fridays. Some locations vary so please visit your branch homepage for details.
The Healthy Kids Initiative motivates children to be more physically active and promotes positive behavior change through hands-on nutrition education and healthy eating.
The YMCA Healthy Kids Initiative:
How can your family CATCH on?
Meet the YMCA HEPA (Healthy Eating and Physical Activity) Standards. This evidence-based set of guidelines fosters the best possible nutrition and physical activity outcomes for children in grades K-12 attending out-of-school-time programs at the Y- like Childcare and Beacons. The HEPA standards strive to:
CATCH is an evidence-based program with over 25 years of experience bringing physical activity and healthy eating to preschoolers through 8th graders. The basic CATCH messages are designed to promote physical activity and healthy food choices and engage families and communities. The CATCH curriculum includes: